Author: Alison Miles

Tiffany’s marathon walk to thank life-saving Air Ambulance

While many charity events have fallen by the wayside thanks to COVID, one Homewood student was determined to set up her own fundraising marathon to say thank to the charity which helped save the life of a fellow student. When Arts student Tiffany heard that Year 10 student Alfie had been very seriously injured in…
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Remote Learning in the Tenterden Schools Trust

The use of remote learning in schools across the Trust has developed significantly in response to the COVID-19 emergency. We have built on previous approaches to home learning which we had already developed but have also taken the opportunity to explore new ideas and further improve our use of technology for learning. We provide a…
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Sixth formers’ youth survey contributes to town centre development plans

A youth survey, devised and conducted by a group of Homewood sixth formers is set to make a significant contribution to Tenterden town’s long term planning for the development of the town centre. Students from Year 12 and 13 came up with the idea of conducting the youth survey after connecting with Tenterden’s new Town…
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Santa Fun Run goes home for charity

The popular Discovery College charity Santa Fun Run, which takes place every December, will be a little different this year. Due to COVID, it can’t take place as a mass event at school as it usually does. Students in Years 7 and 8 will instead be organising their own events at home this weekend (12th-13th…
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New Homewood student newsletters launched

Homewood has launched a new series of regular student newsletters. The newsletters are aimed at students in years 9-11 (Key Stage 4) and will be released at least termly. The format follows the successful College models created during the first lockdown. Along with the latest school news and helpful guidance from College tutors and support…
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New ways to get to know our schools

Like all schools across the country, the TST’s schools are unable to hold the usual Open Mornings and Open Evenings this season. However, all five have found positive ways to reach out to prospective, as well as current, parents. Both the Tenterden Primary Federation – comprising Tenterden Infant School and Tenterden Junior School – and…
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Reflections on … Learning from Lockdown

16 November 2020 – TST CEO blog Learning to live with the COVID-19 virus has brought us many challenges. For those for whom the virus has brought serious illness, financial worries or bereavement, it is a time of immense stress and sadness.  For all of us, we have had to learn how to go about…
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Donation boost for Tenterden Junior School’s outdoor play plans

Tenterden Primary Federation PTA (TePTA) have received a donation boost of £360 from St Michaels Post Office towards its major new fundraising drive for outdoor play facilities. The funds will be put towards a large-scale project, for which TePTA are currently fundraising, to improve the outdoor facilities for the enjoyment and mental wellness of the…
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Top of the flocks: teenage farmer’s business growth plan needs more land to succeed

Evidence that shoppers are keen to buy more locally produced food is music to the ears of one aspiring young Tenterden farmer who is looking to expand his successful free-range meat business – if he can find the right land. Ambitious 15-year old Homewood School Young Farmer Reggie may still be at school but he…
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Damian Green MP meets TST leadership at Homewood

Local MP Damian Green made a socially-distanced visit to Homewood School and Sixth Form Centre on Friday (2 October 2020) where he spent the afternoon with Principal Jeremy Single, TST Chief Executive Officer Sally Lees and TST Chief Operating Officer Mark Seymour, to learn about how Homewood and the other schools in the Trust have…
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